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Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail

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Address: Monterey, CA
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Popular hiking trail running along the Pacific Grove and Monterey coast.

Popular hiking trail running along the Pacific Grove and Monterey coast.

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Beautiful views and easy ride.

My husband and I ride this trail often on our bicycles. You can park in the small beach parking lot behind Costco in Seaside and take your bike up to the trail. The ups and downs... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Laurie B
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Monterey, California
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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I ride this trail often on our bicycles. You can park in the small beach parking lot behind Costco in Seaside and take your bike up to the trail. The ups and downs of the asphalt trail through the dunes can be challenging for less energetic riders, but I can do it using the gears a lot.... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow so beautiful and great to watch nature at her best .Great paved paths and shoot pictures and watch maybe a seal getting a sunbath.You can stroll at your own pace and not very much other people

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely paved walk with wonderful sights along the way. We really enjoyed it and highly recommend.

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Roseville, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Absolutely beautiful. Been talk about nationally and is a hit for those who know. Birds, sea lions, otters, flowers. really a great day trip.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

There is a 29+mile long paved path for walking, jogging and biking. Staying in Monterey is was very easy to pick up the trail and walk along the shore line passed Pacific grove all the way to the Lighthouse and Spanish Bay Beautiful and very busy with locals and bikers. Would recommend renting bikes or at least send a couple... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

With loads of free parking along the road, there was no issue finding a convenient place to park for the trail. If you're looking for parking at Lover's Point, there's a bit of extra space. I didn't see any sea life while I was there but it didn't detract at all from the overall stunning views of the waves crashing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

We walked from our RV Park to past Lovers Point and through Pacific Grove to the Lighthouse. Wow! A must-see!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Caught a break in between storms, walked the trail from cannery row towards pacific Grove. Lovely ocean views.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

We spent a lovely weekend in Monterey and walked this trail on Sunday after seeing the aquarium on Saturday. Lovely views of the ocean and smell of ocean air.

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Patterson, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Do not miss this experience. A fantastic way to enjoy the Monterey Bay and wildlife. The trail is well marked with educational information about the wildlife and history. You can walk from Monterey to Pacific Grove without having to deal with traffic.

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